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World-class travel company in Billings gets bought out

World-class travel company in Billings gets bought out

Xanterra Parks & Resorts of Denver, which runs concessions in Yellowstone and Glacier national parks, has purchased an adventure tourism company in Billings.

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Dan Austin hosts a welcome dinner for 14 Namibians last September at Zoo Montana

Dan Austin hosts a welcome dinner for 14 Namibians last September at Zoo Montana

Dan Austin hosts a welcome dinner for 14 Namibians last September at Zoo Montana.

September 11, 2013 2:29 pmLoading…

Eastern Montanans named to state boards

Eastern Montanans have been named to state boards. They are:

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Have You Heard? Portrait studios close without notice, victims of digital photo age

CPI Corp. district training manager Sandy Crandall of Billings started shooting and processing family portraits when she was 21.

April 21, 2013 12:05 amLoading…
Namibian tourism officials arrive in Billings for 10-day Montana tour

Namibian tourism officials arrive in Billings for 10-day Montana tour

For 14 tourism officials from the African nation of Namibia, the key word for the next 10 days will be "sharing."

September 06, 2012 9:10 pm Photos

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Local nonprofit collects bikes for rural Namibia

Local nonprofit collects bikes for rural Namibia

Fourteen Namibian officials, almost 400 bicycles, a Billings-based nonprofit and a local adventure tourism company.

August 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Southeast tourism board directors elected

Southeast Montana Tourism has announced the new officers of the Southeast Montana board of directors who were elected during the tourism region’s April board meeting in Wibaux. John Laney of Miles City, Custer County, is the immediate past chairperson. Laura Lee Ullrich of Broadus, Powder Ri…

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Austin-Lehman Adventures announces partnership to expand ecotourism in Africa

Austin-Lehman Adventures announces partnership to expand ecotourism in Africa

Billings-based tour operator Austin-Lehman Adventures, which offers adventure tours on five continents, has formed a partnership with Wilderness Safaris, a conservation and ecotourism company in southern Africa.

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Appointments announced

Local people appointed to state boards and councils include:

March 04, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Have You Heard: Monster antique store on First Avenue attracts vendors

Marketplace 3301 in downtown Billings was considered too big to fill when it opened last summer.

October 30, 2011 12:15 amLoading…
Local company puts together trips to Cuba

Local company puts together trips to Cuba

Now that travel restrictions to Cuba have been relaxed, Billings attorney Bill Cole wants to take his wife, Anne, to the island next year.

September 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Cleaning up on the spill

Cleaning up on the spill

The estimated 600 workers who have arrived in Billings to help clean up oil from the ExxonMobil spill into the Yellowstone River are snapping up hotel rooms, irrigation boots, waders, clothing, life vests, GPS tracking devices, mosquito repellent, snake gaiters, burgers and beer.

July 17, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Billings West End scrap yard rejected by county

Billings West End scrap yard rejected by county

Plans for a three-story car shredder near a West End Billings neighborhood were scrapped Tuesday by Yellowstone County commissioners.

June 28, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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Growing pains: Pacific Steel & Recycling’s $10M plan for expansion unnerves West End neighbors

Growing pains: Pacific Steel & Recycling’s $10M plan for expansion unnerves West End neighbors

Residents of Billings’ West End living along Neibauer Road know some industry will be their next-door neighbor again, as Elk River Concrete was until 2006.

June 26, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Speak up on junk yard proposal June 13

It is time for Billings and Yellowstone County to come of age. We have a great community and yet continue to shoot ourselves in the foot and live up to the "bad press" we receive as Montana's industrial city.

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Groups collecting bicycles for donation to Africa

The local chapter of Bicycles for Humanity and an organization called Wheels of Change are planning a "pack-out party" on May 7-8 to load a second shipment of bicycles bound for Africa.

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Have You Heard: Competition for rural air contract

The federal Essential Air Service contract awarded to Great Lakes Aviation two years ago to serve seven Eastern Montana cities expires April 30 and the Cheyenne, Wyo., company now has a rival bidder.

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Chamber of Commerce announces appointments, new staff

The Billings Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau, managing organization for the Custer Country Montana Tourism Region, announced the appointments of regional liaisons (a "Leadership Committee" and future board of directors) and the hiring of new staff.

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Bikes empower people across the ocean in innovative way

Bikes empower people across the ocean in innovative way

In July, bicycles from Billings cruised the roads of sub-Saharan Africa.

July 31, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Bicycles for Humanity

Bicycles for Humanity

Dan Austin, who launched the Billings chapter of Bicycles for Humanity, helps a worker at a Namibian bicycle repair shop learn to ride a bike. Used bikes collected in Billings this spring arrived in Ngoma, Namibia, in July. The bikes will be given away to 30 community health care outreach wo…

July 30, 2010 11:30 pmLoading…

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